As your air conditioning system runs, it generates moisture on its evaporator coils that’s then sent down the overflow pan. The pan itself is connected to drain lines that funnel the accumulated condensation away from your air conditioner. This is how it’s supposed to be – unless there’s a clog, that is. There are cases where mold, dust and other particles create blockages in the drain line, which will have a negative impact on your AC’s performance. The good news, however, is that preventing and removing these clogs can be fairly straightforward. A trusted expert troubleshooting AC systems, Air Products & Services, shares some useful tips here:
Keep the air filters clean. Dust buildup not only leads to poor indoor air quality, it also results in congestion in the AC drain line. By cleaning or changing the filters, you can prevent dust from accumulating in the evaporator coils and causing a blockage. Experts recommend replacing or cleaning the air filters at least once a month.
Call a professional. There’s nothing wrong with taking a hands-off approach to your air conditioning maintenance. Working with an HVAC professional, after all, allows for better results and greater peace of mind. Air Products & Services is an expert in air conditioning replacement, but we can also handle all your other AC needs. If you want a pro to inspect and deal with congestion in the AC drain lines, all you need to do is give us a call.
Flush the drain lines regularly. The simplest way to keep your drain lines clog-free is to flush them with warm water on a regular basis. Some prefer using bleach because it not only cleans the drain lines but also gets rid of mold, mildew and algae, but keep in mind that most drain lines are made of PVC or ABS plastic. Bleach can break down these materials, along with the cement used to join fittings together. Another excellent option is vinegar, which offers an effective way to clean the drain lines without damaging them.
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At Air Products & Services, we aim to help you get the most out of your air conditioner. Whether it involves an AC repair or scheduled annual tune-ups, we’ll make sure your air conditioning needs are met with the highest-quality, most effective solutions. Call us today at (818) 989-2030 or fill out this contact form to schedule your HVAC evaluation. We proudly serve Tarzana, CA, and all areas in Greater Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.